Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army on Saturday, April 22, 2017, have discovered a large cache of arms in Southern Kaduna…
The Army recently launched Operation HARBIN KUNAMA ‘Scorpion Sting’ in Kaduna to restore peace in the troubled area.
According to Daily Post, the arms were discovered when troops were on a cordon and search routine around Gwaska, Dangoma, Angwan Far and Bakin Kogi general area.
Speaking to newsmen on the development, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations said “During the operation, the troops recovered 73 Dane Guns, 4 Locally Made Rifles, 1 Locally Made Machine Gun and 1 Locally Made Pistol. Others include 260 Cartridges, 14 rounds of 7.62mm Ammunition, 63 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 1 Locally made Small Machine Gun Magazine, a pair of worn out military boot and some quantities of assorted Improvised Ammunition and Pyrotechnics hidden in dug out pits.
“While efforts are on going to track down the owners of the arms and ammunition, it is imperative to state the good people of the area have been very supportive and cooperate fully with the military which led to this unprecedented findings.
“Similarly, in Sector 1 of the Operation which covers Kano State, troops in conjunction with other security agencies are carrying out operations in suspected armed bandits camps in Falgore forest. The operation is ongoing.”
Residents of Southern Kaduna had earlier threatened to defend themselves from the onslaught of attackers.